Soviet submarine K-3 (1938)
design of the class
|Laid down:||27 December 1936|
|Launched:||31 July 1938|
|Commissioned:||27 November 1940|
|Fate:||Sunk on 21 March 1943 by German submarine chasers|
|Propulsion:||2-shaft diesel electric, 8400-hp diesel, 2400-hp electric|
|Range:||14,000 nm at 11 knots|
|Test depth:||230 ft (70 m)|
|Complement:||67 (10 officers)|
|Part of:||Northern Fleet|
On 3 December 1941, after a failed torpedo attack, K-3 was damaged by depth charges from the German submarine chasers UJ-1403, UJ-1416, and UJ-1708. K-3 was forced to surface and engaged in a gun battle the three attacking units, sinking UJ-1708 and forcing the other two ships to withdraw.
K-3 was sunk on 21 March 1943 by depth charges from the German submarine chasers UJ-1102, UJ-1106, and UJ-1111.
|3 December 1941||UJ-1708||470 GRT||Submarine chaser(artillery)|
|30 January 1942||Ingøy||327 GRT||Freighter (mine)|
|9 July 1942||UJ-1110||527 GRT||Submarine chaser(mine)(also claimed by K-21)|
|5 February 1943||UJ-1108||462 GRT||Submarine chaser(torpedo)|
|12 February 1943||Fechenheim||8,116 GRT||Freighter (mine)(damaged beyond repair)|
K-3 is the fifteenth-highest-scoring Soviet submarine (not counting ships sunk by mines she laid), with 9,048 GRT sunk.
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